Monday, May 05, 2008

Well, that was gross.

Do you know how much funk can accumulate inside a keyboard in five years? I should have put it in a ziploc bag and sold it to an allergen lab; there must have been enough cat hair to kill a dozen asthmatics.

On the upside: My Logitech now sounds as loud and clicky as an IBM Model M compared to thirty minutes ago.

9 comments:

Ry Jones said...

Keyboards are cheap. Trash cans are plentiful. Just toss those things (keyboards, mice) in the trash every six months or so and move on.

West, By God said...

I still have my Model M, and its still the easiest keyboard I have to clean... just take out to the back porch and hang it over the rail and beat it with a broom. Dang things are near indestructible.

The other way to keep your keyboard clean is this.

Bryan said...

I love my Model M. It collects nastiness (cat hair and food mostly) far too easily, but there's just something about a keyboard that could also double as a bludgeon.

BryanP

Mauser*Girl said...

Cat and dog hair are my laptop keyboard's worst enemies. That, and I tend to spit soda across the keyboard reading Phlegmmy's and Lucrative Pain's blogs ...

So I invested in a keyboard cover. They're surprisingly hard to find for laptops but damn, I love that thing.

Also has the added bonus that I can still read the letters on my keys - after 2 years of nearly daily use, that's saying something.

Johnny said...

The IBM Model M is the one true keyboard. Accept no substitutes. What other keyboard can be used to crush a zombie's skull and then carry right on typing?

bedlamite said...

How about a

bedlamite said...

dishwasher safe keyboard

http://www.sealshield.com/

RedneckInNY said...

Do what I do. I pop off all the keys, take out the printed circuit board and rinse out all the keyboard parts, circuit board and all, under warm running water. Then I dry it all off and put it all back together again. Usually takes about 3 hours, which is about how long it takes me to clean my AR-15 :)

Anonymous said...

After reading about the unicomp keyboards here about half a year or so ago (maybe longer), I ordered one to try it out. Great stuff, so I ordered 8 more. I now have them on all of my computers even the ones at work.

There is nothing like the unicomp/model M keyboards for feel and yes they are very very easy to clean.

Thanks for the tip by the way. I had been looking for new ones ever since I gave my my IBM AT.